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Mon., April 29, 2013, 6:35 a.m.

Eastern Washington’s top trout lakes surveyed

At the boat launch for Spokane County’s Fish Lake, John Leach of Spokane holds a stringer of large Eastern brook trout and a rainbow caught on April 28, 2013, the opening day of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season. (Rich Landers)
At the boat launch for Spokane County’s Fish Lake, John Leach of Spokane holds a stringer of large Eastern brook trout and a rainbow caught on April 28, 2013, the opening day of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season. (Rich Landers)

FISHING -- Despite strong winds that picked up by late morning, Saturday's opener of Washington's lowland trout fishing season produced some excellent fishing throughout much of Eastern Washington.

Click on the documents below to see the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department's opening day survey results and comments of local biologists on the top lakes from Grant County east to Pend Oreille county.

Also see:

Video: Fishing with kids is a hoot!

Photo essay: Boy's first fish -- hooked on the moment




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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.